Parson (Christian thought, Baptist Theological College, Perth, Australia) examines and explores the narrative exegesis of the two Reformers, seeking mainly to elucidate their understanding of the narrative text as it is conveyed in their exposition. He concludes that neither can legitimately be cons
Dr. Michael Parsons received his PhD at the University of Wales on the subject of Reformation Marriage. He is currently Head of Department of Christian Thought, the Baptist Theological College, Perth, Western Australia.
Foreword, Preface, Abbreviations; Introduction; 1. The Reformers, Scripture and narrative; 2. Passion and the nature of God (Gen.6-9); 3. God in hostile form (Gen. 32:22-32); 4. Unbelieving humanity and a sense of God (Jonah 1-4); 5. 'If Issac must be killed, the promise is void' (Gen. 22); 6. Luther's use of Jacob's Ladder (Genesis 28:10-22); 7. Luther's Noachic self-understanding (Gen.6-9); 8. 'Reduced to nothing.' The call of a prophet (Isa. 6); 9. "Strong faith in the midst of sin' (Jonah 1-2); 10. Luther and Calvin on rape (Gen. 34 / 2 Sam 13); 11. Sexual guilt and restoration (2 Sam 11-12 / Psalm 51); 12. Luther, Calvin and Old Testament narrative; Notes, Bibliography, Indexes